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arrested. >>> it is halloween but not in new jersey. governor chris christie postponed it because of superstorm sandy. here's the latest. more than 6,000 households in the new york area are still without power. hundreds of patients at bellevue hospital had to be evacuated when the backup generators ran out of fuel. in new jersey, at least 6,000 people are still in shelter. today president obama got a first hand look at the damage with governor christie. >> i've instituted a 15 minute rule with my team. you return everybody's phone calls within 15 minutes. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> prior to the storm christie, the republican had been a fierce critic of the president. today christie said that he and the president are both big boys, and when it comes to getting something done, he doesn't care what party he's in. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vasquez. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit shore communities, world famous town, lar
praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can
on the tracks. we have christie smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, and marla. this was a rough start to the morning commute. trains not running for three hours this morning. within the last 30 minutes, things turned around. about 160,000 commuters use the route each day and half were inconvenienced. emergency trucks lined market street this morning near the montgomery station and downstairs, muni metro riders were turned away. >> they said there was a medical emergency and take another route. >> reporter: what does that do to your morning? >> i have to take the bus. >> reporter: about 7:30 this morning, the j-church muni train hit a man in a restricted area. >> the man was walking through the catwalk at embarcadero and montgomery. that's where the contact was made. >> reporter: riders saw this vital station in downtown san francisco shutdown as the medical examiner and police v investigated. b.a.r.t. offered honorable tickets to help out with the ride. >> i could not get on to muni. they said it's closed. >> reporter: what did they tell you to do? >> go upstairs and take the sh
, president obama touring with governor chris christie. >> she is sick about it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams
. coming up, how chris christie is answering critics this morning. >>> plus an east coast recovery in effect right now, just trying to recover from superstorm sandy. there's one thing happening today that will bring some relief to tens of thousands affected by the storm. >>> and the out of control hollywood party that prompted police to respond in riot gear. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good thursday morning to you. all quiet, all dark over san jose, at least right now waiting for the sun's arrival. we've got a big time change coming this weekend as well sunday morning, fall back an hour. already november. >>> 4:43. police in hollywood searching for a gunman who shot into a crowd of halloween revelers injuring three people. it happened about 10:00 last night along hollywood boulevard. this morning a acce17-year-old is in critical condition. a 14-year-old boy and 25-year-old man suffered injuries. police swarmed the scene, some in riot gear, to try to control the crowd. >>> millions across the northeast waking up to another day without power. some surrounded by water. others simply
and a possible federal takeover. christie smith is live in oakland with more on exactly how the joint patrols are going to work. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. this is a program that's been really successful in oakland before, putting chp officers on the streets to help patrol specifically in high crime areas. it comes at a time when the city of oakland could really use it. oakland is dealing with a 20% rise in major crimes this year and only have about 620 to 640 officers out there on the streets. four years ago that number was closer to 850. the chp and opd worked together before between 2007 and 2010. during that time violent crime went down, but there wasn't enough money to continue it. exactly how it's funded this time is still unclear, but the program is back because the community put pressure on governor brown. former mayor here in oakland and the pastor of a church made a plea. >> we've done these details. a definite decrease in calls for emergency services, in violent crimes occurring, and we've also seen an increase in community relations. >> reporter: now,
. is there talk about actual relief headed that way. >> yeah. certainly is. governor christy -- chris christy was out for four and a half hours today touring the damage. he'll tour tomorrow with president obama. the wheels are turning for that relief but they're going to have to turn a little faster and they're going to have to get through some other things first. they've got to get everything going, get families to their homes to see what type of relief they actually need. gasia back to you. >> thank you so much. craig boz sell reporting live for us near atlantic city. >>> sandy is leaving behind a lot of snow in north carolina. students got the day off from classes. frozen roads shut down transportation throughout that region keeping children at home. more snow and freezing temperatures are expected in the appalachian overnight with strong gusty winds creating drift. go to to stay updated on that superstorm. we also have a link of slide show from the damage. look for superstorm sandy tab right there at the top of our home page. >>> memo park is set to tell us negotiators what it wa
this morning. bob redell awaiting the team's homecoming at at&t park. christie smith keeping an eye on the fan celebrations this morning, but let's begin with lawrence scott live from detroit. he was inside the locker room during last night's postgame celebration. i bet you smell like champagne, lawrence. >> reporter: well, laura, i showered so not anymore. but i tell you what, the sun icoming up over detroit right now. as the sun set on a remarkable season for the giants last night. champions. as you talked about pablo sandoval taking that mvp, this is something that has been tremendous. the story of pablo sandoval this season on the field and what he did to set a tone in game one carried through. we talked to pablo and many of the other giants after the game. take a listen. >> excited, man, excited. you go through your career and never lost the fight. >> everybody wants to look for a story book ending. for your career is this a beautiful story book beginning and middle? >> yeah. we would love to do this a lot more down the years. i'm extremely happy to be able to do it in this giants uniform
and a possible federal takeover. christie smith joins us live in oakland with more on how the joint patrols will actually work. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. you know this really got moving when a pastor here in oakland told governor jerry brown at a service here in oakland, hey, we really need some help on the streets. the governor made the commitment. oakland police have teamed up with the chp before, but they're doing it again, going to hit high-crime areas. this really comes at a time when the city of oakland could use some help. oakland is dealing with a 20% rise in major crimes this year and they have only got about 620 to 640 police officers on the streets right now. four years ago the total number of sworn officers was closer to 850. the chp and opd worked together before between 2007 and 2010, and during that time violent crime actually went down, but there just wasn't enough money to continue it. exactly how it's funded right now is still not clear, but the program is back because the community put pressure on the governor. of course he w
to restore order. christie smith joins us live in san francisco with a look at the damage from all the celebrations. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. we're on the other side of at&t park from where bob redell was standing. now and then we still see fans wandering around with their giants gear on but overall much quieter than it was earlier. the streets are wet this morning because the department of public works has been spraying water and screening up all the debris left in the streets after some celebrations went too far. there's actually a sign there, that's an information sign, that was pushed over after fans were celebrating that amazing world series victory. people set small fires in garbage cans and dumpsters. they were dancing, screaming, yelling, in some cases getting up on buses. couple of cars turned over, people jumping on cars. this going on from the ballpark all the way up market street. san francisco police came out in helmets came out to try to control this crowd but that was a tough thing to do because there was so many people out here celebrat
he will tour with chris christie and he is one of the most prominent supporters and he has repeatedly praised president barack obama's response to sandy. >>> there are three events in the battle ground state of florida. he turned what happened as a campaign event into a storm relief effort. people were encouraged to bring relief supplies and mitt romney helped to bag them up for shipping. >>> and a jump in gas prices. at 44 temperature 5 we will -- 4:45 we will hear what they have to say now. >>> they approve a development plan that will force 150 people to look for new homes. it is home to people living on their boats or on rvs. tenants knew the property was for sale and there are other housing options for sale. >> there are 22 areas that have vacancy. >> they plan to develop 444 units on the site. residents will have to move by the end of the year but no timetable has been set. >>> they are working to move california kids. they are using operation boo to keep registered sex offenders away from trick or treaters. they will have to abide and will not be able to give out candy. trans y
chris christie offered little hope. >> this is now your responsibility. if you're still able to hear me, we need you to hunker down and get to the highest point possible. >> reporter: this superstorm wreaked havoc from connecticut to new york, stretching out more than 700 miles. strong winds at times over 80 miles an hour tore down trees and power lines. at least two homes in connecticut were destroyed by fire. flood prevent firefighters from saving them. in queens a fire damaged more than 50 homes. several people have died because of sandy and millions have no power. across the nation, more than 12,000 flights have been cancelled. southwest virginia, parts of tennessee and the north carolina mountains are all facing a winter storm warning through wednesday morning. this storm could impact 60 million people and isn't finished yet. early estimates put the damage between 10 and $20 billion and this could be one of the most costly storms in u.s. history. >> and the cost of lives lost as well. a tall ship crew member now dead after being rescued in rough atlantic waters churned by the hurri
with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. the real family came out on bicycles to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: farther up the shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the roller coaster is crumbled in the ocean the ferris wheel suspended over open water. storm lifted homes off foundations and crumpled up bottles. fire continued to burn on a stream of natural gas leaks. in hoboken residents are waiting for rescues trapped in homes. the water has no place to go. >> it will take time before it eventually works out of the area or has to be pumped out. >> reporter: newark airport reopened but millions of homes are without
of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not going to be able to vote because of this storm? >> reporter: action is being taken already. governor christie of new jersey has said that the absentee ballot deadline will be extended, that the offices will be open for longer. and they're also going to do this, diane. they're going to get department of defense trucks to go into neighborhoods so people can vote at the trucks if their polling place is closed. >> okay, george, reporting in. and we'll be covering it all the way through these five days. thank you, george. >>> and coming up, the storm danger in your backyard. trees crashing into homes. how much can your roof endure? and why where you sleep could save your life. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts i
jersey governor chris christie is doing to help ease a gas crunch in the wake of the storm. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama is live now in lafayette and tells us opponents of the tax measure are at work to get out the vote, jana. >> reporter: those teachers and governor brown are campaigning hard. but a recent poll show support slipping. today we found people on both sides of this issues battling for both. >> reporter: in contra costa county teachers stood on street corners for hours tonight urging drivers to support proposition 30. these teachers say if prop 30 does not pass, schools will have to cut costs. >> we're talking about 11 fewer days to teach the math, science, reading and language arts that is really important for our students. >> i would say this is about the worse i've seen. or it will be if this doesn't pass. >> reporter: governor brown put proposition 30 on the ballot to raise $6 billion that has been allocated this year for csu budgets. it would also increase the state's sales tax. the tax increase would not apply to gasoline or food. >> no on proposition 30, thank you for
christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it's stupid to do, it is stupid. >> reporter: a similar tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk but at the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> reporter: sandy is over 700 miles wide, packing wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we looked out with irene and now i don't know, this may be worse. i don't know. >> reporter: the time to prepare now over. people need to stay inside and hunker down. in cape may, new jersey, i'm daniel lee, nbc news. >> the financial markets are closed today because of hurricane sandy. for more on that and the rest of our business headlines, we turn to jackie deangeles live in cnbc headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. markets will be virtually closed due to hurricane sandy. the new york stock exchange, the nasdaq will be shut today and possibly tomorrow. the exchanges,
are destroyed and residents are without power. the president will be with chris christie and he's bringing assurances he's ordered federal agencies to help. >> i want you to cut through red tape and bureau kracy. there's no excuse for inaction -- bureaucracy. there's no excuse for inaction at this point. >> reporter: meanwhile, mitt romney who turned one of his ohio rallies into a donation event for storm -- for storm victims, has a bigger challenge trying to find a role for himself. >> i've had a chance to talk to others. we'll have live coverage during my next update. right now the president, the new poll shows, is holding onto slim leads. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:14. the white house is canceling this clear's -- this year's halloween celebration because of president obama's trip to new jersey. usually the first family invites children. here's video of the president and first lady handing out kanding in 2009. president obama did not wear a costume. >>> a record number of gay candidates are running for congress. eight openly gay candida
had the pictures of governor christie and the president of the united states, then the endorsement by mike bloomberg. how that impacts out there, hard to say. at this point from now to tuesday, it is get out the vote, the ground game. that's what counts. >> talk about the images we're looking at there. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, y
to normal. >> new jersey gov. chris christie devastating something he's got he would never see. he surveyed the damage from the national guard helicopter. in his state and others along the east coast massive flooding , trees toppled, homes flooded. destroyed by fire also. the focus turns to recovery. >> we will fill set for a couple of days. the collective back to work. >> york's mayor michael bloomberg is also looking for. >> we have a plan for recovery and their recovery is already beginning i'm happy to say. it is the beginning of a process that we know will take a while this is the end of the downside and hopefully from here it will go up. >> president obama medicine prize visit to the red cross. >> my message to the governors and mayors and through them to the communities that have been hit so hard is that we are going to do everything we can to get resources to you. >> publican presidential candidate rick mitt romney help taken storm relief supplies and higher. >> i appreciate your generosity. is part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people are in need. >> said the
blumberg. and also the fact that the governor, chris christie and the endorsement from mayor michael bloomberg? >> there was a good narrative of bipartisanship between chris christy and president obama. what this storm did it is brought out the issue of climate change. that has been silent. perhaps motivate some policies in the young people. >> this entire issue of bipartisan is it enough to help in terms of the president's campaign or could this hurt? >> i do not know if this is really making a difference. right now, is about getting people to the polls that is where the weather has made a difference. after roads are flooded or if the polling places are open. brigham also the swing state it is been the same states for months. >> also all roads lead to ohio. he only needs to have one, two other remaining swing states. for governor romney he is going to be a round the table for everything else. pam yaki will join us later and if you'd like to connect with michael yaki you can follow him on twitter. or read his block michael yaki .com read his blog ban8:00 p.m. at 8:00 p.m. coverage fo
return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. >> we're on top of the gas situation. >> reporter: here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates ending in an even number, can only purchase gas on even number days. owners with plates ending in odd numbers on odd number days. two-thirds of the gas stations in the new york metro area are now out of fuel. and more than half the stations in new jersey and long island are shut down. some have no power. others, sold out, completely drained. and for some, like joanne hughes, the wait for the pumps isn't just a long line, but a lifeline. with her father undergoing an emergency bypass at a hospital 40 miles away, the only thing keeping this daughter from her father is a lack of fuel. >> the surgery's at 2:00. that gives me about two hours to get gas. i hope i make it. >> reporter: you've been in the line for 40 minutes now. >> already. i don't know -- i have no idea how long it's going to be. >> reporter: a question that everyone's hoping
there the devastation and destruction. president obama toured new jersey yesterday with governor christie trying to evaluate what's going on. we will keep you posted and take another look at sandy coming up. >>> welcome back, everyone. take k a live look outside. times square. over the past few days it has been very, very quiet there, especially when hurricane sandy moved in, but now things getting back better, i should say this morning. look, a little sun strip there shining down on that area. they have got so much cleanup to do it is quite remarkable. it is 5:40. >>> a marin county teen accused of murder and stealing a lamborghini is expected back in court to reenter his plea. max wade accused of stealing celebrity chef guy fieri's lamborghini from a san francisco dealership. he's also accused of trying to kill a teenage couple. wade is expected to be formally arraigned and enter his plea sometime today. >>> bay area nurses will be on strike this morning protesting their contract with sutter health. the california nurses association has already gone on strike five times since september of 2011
. ,,,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,, >>> things will change, right, roberta? >> today, earlier at christy field, we have a high temperature of 76 degrees. if you missed it, this is what it looked like. we have nothing but blue skies. 76 degrees in sap france, when the average high is 70 to above normal temperatures. take a good look at the golden great bridge. that's barely just 90 minutes ago. now take a look at the golden gate bridge. that's how fast the low clouds, the fog have rolled on shore sat rating any kind of visiblity there. dropping the temperatures down to 65. currently at 77 in santa rosa. upper 70s in redwood city. this is a live look at mount diablo, 82 degrees in woodland. your forecast, the clouds are obviously rolling in. monday, big time pattern change as far as the weather is concerned. the extended forecast, no trick. we have halloween rain. this is the area of low pressure. this is flattening the ridge of high pressure that's been the key components taking the temperatures anywhere from 6-14 degrees above normal at this time of year. we will be in the cloudy side much according to future cast. they have t
of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable" por su parte, el gobernador de nueva jersey, chris christie, asegur que sandy ha afectado a mas de 2 millones de hogares en su estado, lo que representa el doble de los afectados por el paso del huracan irene en ese mismo territorio en 2011. muchas casas fueron arrancadas de sus cimientos, carros terminaron volcados y hasta un juego mecanico fue arrastrado por el agua.. mayra tostado. noticiero telemundo 48. cesar ---ambos candidatos a la presidencia han tenido que suspender sus campaÑas proselitistas por sandy... take vo ---pero hoy el presidente barack obama, hablo con su equipo de seguridad nacional y pidio a todas las agencias federales que hagan todo lo posible para ayudar a los damnificados por la tormenta... ---el mandatario anuncio que continuara en la capital de la nacion, para cerciorarse personalment e que todos los recursos federales sean proporcionados a las labores de rescate emprendidas por gobiernos estatales y locales... blanca ---las consecuencia s del huracan sandy continuan afectando a los viajeros en el aeropuerto interna
christie of hard-hit new jersey is asking for patience. >> i need you to have patience as i am trying to get all these things done. >> christie accompanied president obama on a tour of storm damage yesterday. the president said americans go through tough times always bounce back. >> my commitment to the people on this block the people in this community. the people of this state is that the same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done. >> in new york limited subway service is beginning today. with flooded tunnels and packed buses. many commuters have been forced to walk or bike into manhattan. >> we are going to take it one step at a time and figure it out. hope for the best. that is all we can do. >> the governor--the storm damage was so extensive that new york's bellevue hospital had to be shut down with national guard troops evacuating patients. 10,000 army air national guard troops have been put onto the in 13 states. those left with waterlog tone and damaged businesses across the eastern seaboard say they are getting day-by-day. >> i am taking it one step
governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going to be okay. you're going to be safe. >> reporter: today mr. obama was back in campaign mode deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney from reaching 270 electoral votes. >> we really can't have four more years like the last four years. i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years. our chant is five more days. >> reporter: at a rally in virginia a campaign cheer was also a reminder of how little time is left. >> five more days. five more days. >> reporter: before the hurricane romney had momentum. the race was in a dead heat and he was tied or within striking distanc
rival governor christie. >> is the president has been outstanding about this. i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a like to me. >> i don't think anybody's thought much about that at this point. >> reporter: the president's not scheduled to visit new york. >> we'd love to have him but we've got lots of things to do and not trying to diss him. >> reporter: we may see long lines again. early voting resumes in maryland and washington, d.c. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> 4:46. the markets will reopen this morning after a two-day closure because of sandy. with a look at what to expect from wall street this morning, we turn to jackie deangelo, live at cnbc world headquarters. >> good morning. the u.s. financial markets will get back to business today after being closed the past two days because of the storm. stock futures are a little bit higher ahead of the opening bell. it's uncertain what trading is going to be like today. the new york stock exchange and the nymax are opening their physical trading floors but many traders may not be able to get to work because
for hurricane sandy it may take longer. >> reporter: the new jersey governor chris christie took a tour of the destruction and consoled home openers that lost everything. >> very difficult day, very difficult day. >> reporter: new jersey is not the only state recovering today. officials are saying the worse is behind them. >> it's the beagaining o a process we all know will take a while but this is the end of the downside and hopefully from here is going up. >> and you heard governor christie he said nothing prepared him for what he saw when he got out to tour the damaged area. he will do the same with president obama. >>> all right, thank you craig. from new jersey we go to our weather center our chief meteorologist. what's the situation now with that massive storm. >> the storm is still massive. the worse is over. that tial surge, the big surf of last night that's when the real problems happen. we're going to see continued sunshine. over the next 24 hours it makes it way into eastern new york. it is massive, it extends from chicago south, northern atlanta, norfolk and maine. look how
on shore near atlantic city. new jersey governor chris christy issuecyst christie spoke in his own style -- >> don't be stupid. go to higher, safer ground. >> reporter: forecasters say parts of new york city could get the brunt of sandy. an 1-foot wall of water. 375,000 residents have been ordered to leave low-lying areas sunday. >> leave by 7:00 p.m. today -- >> reporter: widespread power outages are expected all along sandy's path. >> i don't want to -- >> i very my life, that's why. >> some people are saying? >> some people love their houses more than they love life. i don't want to be down here. >> reporter: we have been getting reports from the coast guard this morning it a ship that was in distress off the coast of north carolina. the "bounty," 150-foot-long ship. at last report we're told that 14 people have been rescued, two are still missing. meanwhile here in atlantic city the worst is yet to come. charlie, nora? >> jeff glor, thank you. south of atlantic city, coastal areas of maryland and delaware also under evacuation order. we have more from ocean city marylan
us a first hand look. the efforts to clean up and rebuilt. >> president obama joining chris christie of storm ravaged new jersey. this took the worst battering from sandy. with the blue skies came a clear picture of the damage. the iconic seaside heights amusement park on the jersey shore to the ravaged queens. a fire, flooding. >> lower manhattan the appearance of the business as usual with me your b bloombe where trading was halted monday, tuesday. however, but flooded tunnels and power outages clogging public transportation there is a long way for returning to normal. >> this is a long term recovery effort. that is how we need to think about it. >> across the hudson in hoboken, new jersey the national guard were helping thousands of residents trapped by floodwaters. and worn out by the last couple of days. there we are trying to regroup. and i have to come back. >> elisabeth krondon kron 4, >> the portion of lower manhattan was in the dark on tuesday evening. take a look but brooklyn is lit up what a sight. the utility company made 1.9 million people are still without power tonigh
super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandati
job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving in
also fanned out across atlantic city. and governor chris christie had some harsh words for the city's mayor for failing to order evacuations. >> many people said to us no, the mayor said we can stay here. i mean those are the kind of mixed messages that at their worst moment can cost lives. >> we had waves as high as the light poles down on the boardwalk. >> experts put a price tag on $10 billion to $20 billion for sandy and that makes it one of the most expensive in history. >>> sandy helped trigger a huge snowstorm further inland. at least two feet of snow fell in west virginia and tennessee and north carolina. storm caused several accidents and left many stranded on roads and thousands without power. a winter storm warning remains in effect for those areas until tonight. so we know it could have been a lot worse around here topper? >> last year we had a snowstorm on this date pretty much. not much downtown but 10-inches in the northern burrens. >> that's nothing like what we saw yesterday. >> this was incredible and you know i think in some ways we were lucky. i mean we had 60, 7
he took a tour of coastal new jersey with new jersey governor chris christie. the republican who has often criticized the president in support of mitt romney, but yesterday was in solidarity saying that the president is doing an absolutely fantastic job helping them with this recovery, and that may be helping the president too. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is dog a good job. he's not a squacary socialist person. he's somebody who can be trusted. >> reporter: meantime today, governor romney also on the campaign trail focusing on virginia, a state where the polls are telling us this is a very tight race with the president having such a slim lead at the can't call it a lead, they call it a tie. meantime in new jersey, new york and other states, they're trying to figure out how they're going to get people to the polls and whether the polls will even be available in some cases considering putting up tents to make sure people get a chance to vote. laura. >> and all that damage left by the storm still a developing story this morning. it has been rough. we've
and with governor chris christie, a romney ally. >>> in just over a week you will be asked to decide who should be president. and you may have already cast your vote in the comfort of your own home. but did your vote count? nbc bay area's marianne favro is here in the newsroom with a look at a simple mistake people make that could get their mail-in ballot kicked out. >> reporter: the most important mistake is people forget to sign their ballot envelope. so far 179 mail-in ballots have been kicked out because of that. people make other mistakes too that prevent their votes from counting. in santa clara county, the mail-in ballots are already pouring in. 133,000 so far. an estimated 72% of all registered voters in the county are expected to mail in their ballots. but unfortunately, they won't all count. >> inconsistent, and we cannot determine that that signature from the voter, we would deny that person and that vote ballot would not be counted. >> reporter: this machine takes a picture of each signature and county staff compares it with the one when the voter registered. if they don't match, th
on governor christie. donny wahlberg turned to twitter to share his experience with the super storm, posting this tour of his flooded kitchen, asking fans not to worry saying everything is okay. in hollywood, business as usual. >> this put a lot of heart into this movie. a lot of, you know, personal put myself into it. >> and get more entertainment news i'm rachel smith in langs loongs. >> still ahead a late announcement today, george lucas sell his studio. plans for many films. >> the internet is down. what one company is doing to help fix that. >> teenagers and their smart phones. taking a look at apps connecting teens and concern that's come with them. >> that news is in martinez. the jail is shut down now. not accepting any new prisoners because of incidents that happen whtd last arrived. >> inmates now on lock down. officials tell us no deputies have been injured and will not say what happened. we'll continue to follow this for you on abc 7 ñ star wars saga will continue with another trilology. >> this as a deal was announced late today. don sanchez is in the newsroom with de
with one -- new jersey with one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> reporter: governor chris christie is giving big praise to president barack obama's handling of the crisis much to the chagrin of his fellow republicans. the hurricane wiped out areas and left thousand without power. the president is bringing a sure runs he has order -- assurances... >> there is no excuse for inaction at this point... >> he is not trying capitalize on the crisis... >> mitt romney turned one of his campaign events into a donation event for storm victims and he now has a bigger challenge trying to show leadership of his own. >> i had a chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas and they have talked about a lost people having a lot of hard times. >> now one of the tracking poles is suspended and it is resuming and there are some questions about the state of the race. reporting live on my neck up date ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two former students are seeking millions in dangers over a sexual abuse scandal. two women have filed claim against the schools and three former administ
governor chris christie. he is causing some angst for the president's handling of the crisis. >> he has been outstanding dealing with this. >> now on the presidential race, it is difficult to forecast but mitt romney resumes campaigning and he is taking some heat for a primary debate, he would turn the disaster management over to the states. he would not eliminate the federal management agency. they have been suspended over the last few days and there are some questions about the state of the presidential race and some other polls are showing they are holding onto a 5 point lead in ohio and he is up by 1 point in florida. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and on another note, the white house canceled this year's halloween celebration because they will be touring the damage in new jersey and usually the first family invites a lot of children to go trick or treating to a very elaborate white house lawn. now the first lady is passing out halloween candy in 2009. you can see michelle obama dressed as a leap pored and the president did not wear a costume. >>> and contra costa t
. >> reporter: president obama toured the devastation with new jersey governor chris christie today, delivering the sympathies of the nation. >> i promise, promise. you're going to be okay. >> reporter: and the promise of support. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: but they can't come back until they clean up. water continues to be pushed out of the subways in lower manhattan. limited service will start again tomorrow. >> we are on a road to recovery. >> reporter: along that road, the lines for fuel still stretch for miles. while emotions for many have been stretched to their limit. a bond in a survivors desperately need right now as they struggle from what sandy left behind. >> that was jay gray reporting. millions of people have been impacted. new york's governor declared a transportation emergency in the wake of hurricane sandy. you see the cleanup in process here. crews raced to pump water out of flooded subway stations and the tunnels. service is expected to resume tomorrow. governo
. >> no power. no help. i felt helpless. >> i don't ever think it will be the same. >> chris christie said the state's job is to move from saving lives to rebuilding. >> in new york city commuters struggled to return to work. some service has been restored but 9 subway lines remain shut down today. passengers had to wait in long lines to catch a bus and many walked in. much of manhattan remains in the dark and on staten island they continue to search for two little boys who were swept away. >> some are calling for a sea barrier for new york. some warned for years. one professor has designed a wall which he says could be built for $6 billion. long before sandy, new york city officials have been looking at ways to prepare for a storm surge. >>> you probably heard unbelievable stories from back east when it comes to superstorm sandy but now you can see and hear the strength of sandy for yourself. >> oh, my god! >> our trees. >> coming up, see the rest of this tape, including more tumbling trees. >> the relief effort continued today. news channel 5's ken p ken joins us now. >> reporter: answer
governor chris christie has given the a go head for atlantic city casinos to reopen. >> disney and abc making monday a day of giving. disney kicking off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross. you can help by texting to give $10 to efforts. you can donate by falling 1-800-help now. >> your voice, your vote. the presidential candidates putting tier own sin on the latest jobs report. picked up a tenth of a percent to 7.9% in october. that is about 50,000 more than had been expected but say the rate went up because more people without jobs started looking for work again. >> president obama tried to sway voters told them this report proves the job market is gaining momentum. >> today our businesses have created five and a half million new jobs, companies hired more in octoberl time in the last eight months. >> mitt romney spin numbers another way in wisconsin calling the report a sad reminder the economy is a virtual stand still. he blames the president. >> they said he's going to lower unemployment rate down to 5.2% now. today, we've learned it's 7.9%. that is nine million j
you are okay. >> new jersey governor chris chris -- chris christie says he appreciates the president's response every time he's called to ask for resources. >> he says there are immense power outages that need toen dealt with but the top priority is rescuing people from flooded areas. he's promising that his state will rebuild. i'm jennifer davis. back to you. >> it is 7:45. more crews from california will be heading to the east coast to help restore power to millions of people in the dark from the storm. >> pg&e says it is sending 150 peas to -- employees to new york including crews from northern and central california. officials say downed power lines and an explosion are complicating the effort to restore electricity. at least 7.4 million people are without power in 13 states. >> time now 7:46. the storm is having a big effect on wall street. pam cook is in the newsroom now with a report -- with an important report that is at stake, particularly now that the stock markets are closed for the second day in row. >> it's the first sometime -- it's fin -- it's the first time since 1888
guard is assisting the jersey shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the cleanup and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. >>> charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. conditions are slowly getting better after super storm sandy, but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning, drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. >>> the town of long beach was very hard hit and the there's been a flood of sea water into the streets. homes have been ruined. seth doane is in long beach to bring us up to date on what the community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, gayle. it is quite a scene out here. there are still 600,000 people on long island
on for hours, governor -- this is moonachie, new jersey going on for hours, governor christy saying it was not a levee it was a berm, 800 need to be rescued from a mobile home park is a live look at atlantic city, new jersey the center of the storm came ashore near there that storm surge cutting off the city from the mainland anyone who did not evacuate was stranded. the storm has killed 17 people, up from 16 within the last hour. that does include a crew member of the ship hms bounty, 7 1/2 million people are without power, some 50 homes destroyed by a fire that is still raging in queens, new york. nearly 200 firefighters have been working to knock down those flames since they broke out last night. firefighters telling our affiliate there 25 people are trapped if the upstairs unit of an apartment building some rescues have to be carried out by here's one of the causes of the power problems, transformer blew in new york there are also power lines down everywhere. >> knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm, the storm has met our expectations extraordinary amount of water thr
heard governor chris christie. back during irene, they had more flooding. the governor will be touring the damage tomorrow along with president obama. right now we're live in abseca, new jersey, craig boswell. >>> member of california's national guard and emergency management agencies are heading to the east coast. the national guard is sending two helicopters and two para helicopter teams. >>> now we showed you yesterday here at five clock how that super storm is affecting bay area air travel. today the situation is easing just a bit. ktvu's paul chambers live at sfo with the one thing there that seems to be saving some passengers from misery. >> reporter: the effects can still be felt in the bay area. however there is hope airport officials say some cities have limited service. >> reporter: if you're headed to or coming from the east coast the signs for your flight replains the same. cancelled. 115 in all here at sfo. >> a large number of cancellations, the difference is today we are beginning to see some limited flights coming from the west coast to primarily boston and washington,
act. travel both president today is new jersey governor chris christie, one of romneys staunchest supporters and there he was traveling with the president. >> i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend and it has been a great working relationship. >> reporter: as president obama picks up points for his response to the storm, the romney campaign is attempting to expand the battleground, buying ads in michigan, minnesota and pennsylvania. >> we are on offense. >> the president's top advisors calling it foementum saying if romney were really competing in pennsylvania he would be in pennsylvania instead of florida. we asked san jose state political scientist melinda jackson to sort it out. >> i tend to trust the data and the polls are showing that obama seems to be gaining in the last few days down to the election. >> reporter: jackson says the romney campaign has money to spend and they hope to use it to create a storyline that will swing late deciders. >> if they can create an impression that their candidate does have momentum at the end of the race they are hoping tha
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